Thanks to radical left leaning politicians a social housing apartment is allowed to deny housing to non Muslims. Toronto area politician Joe Cressy was an architect in passing a law granting social housing only to certain religious groups.
A year after he was told he was ineligible to live in a subsidized apartment because he is not Muslim, Austin Lewis has found another place to live.
“Most definitely if I had not found this place, I’d be in a terrible situation,” said Lewis, who uses a wheelchair because he cannot walk.
But the unit is expensive for Lewis; he pays $1,350 per month.
On Jan. 1, 2015, the city of Toronto entered a five-year agreement with Ahmadiyya. City council agreed to establish a mandate to restrict tenancy to “members of the Muslim Jama’at.” The Ahmadiyya property is among those that was accessible to Lewis’s needs.
The property can legally discriminate against those who are not Muslim, according to Toronto city councillor Joe Cressy (Ward 20/Trinity Spadina). In 2002, city council adopted a mandate allowing a total of eight residences geared to targeted groups, including buildings that house those of Macedonian, Chinese, Lithuanian and Greek backgrounds.